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I am an Australian business

Does this sound like your business?

The cost of a new staff member to a business is much more than an advertisement on Seek. Trawling through resumes, scheduling interviews and trial shifts take time which costs money. Once you’ve hired someone, if they leave and you start the process all over again, you’ve wasted your time not only recruiting them but also training them about how things are done in your workplace.

What do we do?

We source dedicated hard working staff for your business. They happen to be migrants which mean their visas are linked to their employment which means your staff has a unique incentive to stay in their job, reducing your staff turnover rates. We are confident that our services will impress and will not charge any fee for the first candidate you hire through us.

Why us?

We are a full-service recruitment and migration firm with highly experienced recruiters, migration lawyers, and agents. We are a one stop shop for your labor solution needs. We have handpicked our candidates not only for their experience and drive but also due to their suitability for work visas. There is no time wasting with our candidates or with us.

How to get started

Tell us what you need, we’ll share with you who we have on our books and if you like what you see we can arrange a trial shift.

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I want an Australian visa

Skilled Visas

Crash course in visas for skilled workers

Independent Visa:

Your age, education, English language ability and work experience awards you points. If you get enough points you may be able to receive an invitation from the Department to apply for a permanent visa for you and your family. This visa is only available for a limited amount of occupations.

482 Visa:

You need an employer to sponsor you for this visa. This is a temporary visa which can be granted for up to four years depending on your occupation. After three years, depending on your occupation, if your employer agrees, you are eligible to apply for permanent residency. Generally, the occupations that can access the independent visa are the ones who can get the four year visa and transition to PR. The minimum salary you need to get paid per annum with this visa is $53,900 AUD, some occupations have specific rules that are not mentioned here. You need at least two years of experience in the occupation for this visa, sometimes more.

RSMS 187:

This is a permanent visa which requires you to commit to a regional area in Australia (for 2 years) and requires a regional business to sponsor you. This doesn’t mean the desert or the bush, some of the best beach cities are technically considered regional. The largest group of occupations can access this visa but you do need to have better English skills than you would need for some of the other visas. You need at least 3 years of experience in the occupation for this visa.

ENS 186:

This is a permanent visa for skilled workers. The Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) enables Australian employers to sponsor highly skilled workers to live and work permanently in Australia. Employers can employ skilled workers from overseas or temporary residents who are already here visiting or working in Australia. ENS 186 visa has 3 streams: Temporary Residence Transition, Direct Entry &Agreement Stream

Religious Workers

If you are growing your church in Australia there are specific visa streams for this goal. Some agents may squeeze you into a different visa stream even if its not the perfect fit. Whilst this stream does not have a direct path to permanent residency it can still be a stepping-stone in that direction. We work with churches both big and small, some with one congregation in Australia, some with over 300 congregations in Australia. Contact us to see what we can do for you.

Short Term Visas

Don’t qualify for permanent residency yet or maybe just want to try it out? It is much easier to find a work sponsor onshore and much easier to afford visas if you are earning Australian dollars. For some passport holders working holiday or work and holiday visas are the best way to achieve this. Otherwise, if you’re a recent Engineering Graduate you may be eligible for a graduate visa. Graduate Visa allow you and your family to work for at least 20 hours a week, sometimes more. If you study in Australia for at least 2 years and still don’t have PR you may be eligible for a graduate visa to buy you even more time.

Family Stream

You’ve probably already read about these on the DOHA website. We do them all. What sets us apart from others? We can do the tough ones, like if you haven’t lived with your partner for 12 months, or if you are holding a bridging visa or have been unlawful or if you need to include your child over the age of 18.

Appeals

We have been successful in having tricky 457 nominations approved, revoking cancellations, having schedule 3 waived and erasing 4020 allegations just to name a few.

Visa Sponsorship

We are a full service recruitment and migration firm with highly experienced recruiters, migration lawyers and agents. We are a one stop shop for your labour solution needs. We have handpicked our candidates not only for their experience and drive but also due to their suitability for work visas. There is no time wasting with our candidates or with us.

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About us

Working together for good.

Below you can read about us as individuals but here we want to tell you about us as a team. At Cornerstone, yes we will help you with any and every visa application but for us a single application is not our goal. Our goal is to make a plan and work with you, no matter how long it takes, to put that plan into action.

For 99% of our client’s they want permanent residency (PR) so if you come to me and tell me you want a student visa we will happily prepare it and lodge it for you but we will first try to understand why you want it and what you want to do with it and we will tell you if we think there is a better option. At the end of the day it is your decision but we want you to know your options. We don’t want you to determine your options based on chatrooms and Google, we want you to make your plans only with advice from registered migration agents / lawyers who are giving you realistic advice and not just trying to get you to sign something and pay a deposit. This is us. This is what we mean when we say we want to work together for good.

Nathan Joo - Managing Director and Senior Migration Agent

Nathan Joo

Managing Director and Senior Migration Agent (MARN 1173091)

Nathan has been a Migration Consultant in large recruitment and migration firms since 2006. During his 10 years’ in the industry Nathan has just about seen it all and can steer you away from pitfalls others have fallen into. Beside his extensive experience in the industry and in-depth knowledge of migration regulations, all of his clients appreciate his integrity throughout their business relationship.

Ton Chau - Solicitor & Registered Migration Agent

Ton Chau

Solicitor & Registered Migration Agent (MARN 1678344)

Ton was admitted as a solicitor of the Queensland Supreme Court in 2014. He completed his Bachelor of Law in the University of Queensland, before the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice in Bond University. Ton has practiced exclusively in migration law. He grew up in Hong Kong and is fluent in Cantonese and English. He has worked with leading national corporations and has a strong reputation and proven success rate on employer-sponsored visas. Turning to other visa cases, Ton has an interest in criminal law and has succeeded in having visas reinstated after they were cancelled due to character problems.

During his studies, he worked in local restaurants. This is worth noting because you will soon realise the advice that he gives is practical and down-to-earth. He understands the difficulties and needs that clients face during the process and strives the make the process clear, simple, fast and stress-free.

Sebastian Toro - Business Development Manager

Sebastian Toro

Business Development Manager

Sebastian arrived in Australia from Colombia seven years ago without a word of English. He has now created a life for himself in this beautiful country but as you can imagine his journey was not without its trials and tribulations. Having lived through it (recently and with the help of Cornerstone Migration) Sebastian is particularly dedicated to helping those on the same path that he walked down. His strong involvement in the Australian Latin community creates a perfect talent pool for companies looking to sponsor foreign workers.

Ton Chau - Solicitor & Registered Migration Agent

Jason Heal

Business Development Manager

Jason is a proud Australian, knowing that being born in this beautiful country has afforded him a gift that is not always so easily obtained by others. After graduating in 2013 with a Bachelor of Business and a Bachelor of Psychological Science, he spent over three years in a large migration firm, working side-by-side with thousands of hopeful migrants. This invaluable experience has given him an in-depth and empathetic understanding of what clients go through to secure their future in “the land of opportunity”. Despite not having personally experienced the hardships that can be faced during the migration process, his down to earth approach allows him to help and guide his clients on their correct migration pathway. His motto is “to assist every client as if they were a brother or sister” demonstrating that this is much more than a job, it’s his passion.

Ton Chau - Solicitor & Registered Migration Agent

Dong Gil “Stella” Park

Business Development Manager

I was first introduced to Cornerstone as a client. During the migration process, I was very impressed with their timely service and ability to relate to my circumstances. It is a real joy to be working on a business model of which I have extensive experience as an end user, as well as being part of a professional team with down to earth attitude.

I have experienced various industry sectors throughout my professional career, and my role at Cornerstone involves serving the needs of skilled individuals for migration process and successfully transitioning into Australian lifestyle.

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GENERAL ENQUIRY FORM

No sales pitch, just realistic advice

Tel: + 61 (07) 3191 2407

Email: info@cornerstonemigration.com.au

Queensland Office
Level 1 / 7 Clunies Ross Court, Eight Mile Plains QLD 4113
Level 22/127 Creek Street, Brisbane QLD 4000
6/39 Nerang Street, Nerang QLD 4211

Victoria Office
Level 39/385 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

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